Tokyo is a big city, so if you are coming to see cherry blossoms (sakura), it makes sense to stay near the best cherry blossom spots.
Book well in advance
Cherry blossom season is peak tourist season in Tokyo and hotels can book out months in advance, especially good hotels in desirable areas, so be sure to book as early as possible.
Check Current Tokyo Hotel Availability
You can check current Tokyo hotel availability for mid-March to mid-April, when the cherry blossoms bloom.
Best Areas to Stay in During Cherry Blossom Season
These areas are the most convenient to Tokyo’s best cherry blossom spots:
Shinjuku: Close to the major cherry blossom spots of Shinjuku Gyoen Garden and Meiji-jingu Shrine, Shinjuku is also packed with great hotels.
Shibuya: Close to Yoyogi-koen Park and Meiji-jingu Shrine, Shibuya has a huge range of hotels to choose from.
Ueno: Home to Tokyo’s single most famous cherry blossom spot, Ueno-koen Park, Ueno also has a wide range of inexpensive hotels and even some ryokan.
Tokyo Station Area: The Tokyo Station Area is not rich in cherry trees, but it’s close to the Imperial Palace, which is. And it’s also convenient to transport to other parts of town that have famous cherry blossom spots.
Recommended Tokyo Hotels for Cherry Blossom Season
JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Shinjuku
Hotel Century Southern Tower
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel
Hotel Unizo Shibuya
Sakura Fleur Aoyama Hotel
Hotel Coco Grand Ueno Shinobazu
Mitsui Garden Hotel Ueno
Hotel Parkside Tokyo
Tokyo Station Area
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
The Peninsula Tokyo
Palace Hotel Tokyo
Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo